M. Sadhana Reddy, Dr. V. Haribaskar*, Dr. B. Kumar, T. Lavanya, K. Yitzhak, S. Divya, K. Tejaswi.
Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur, Muthukur (M), Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India-524346
A B S T R A C T
Herbal medicines are the synthesis of therapeutic experiences of generations of practicing physicians of indigenous systems of medicine for over hundreds of years while neutraceuticals are nutritionally or medicinally enhanced foods with health benefits of recent origin and marketed in developed countries. In indigenous/traditional systems of medicine, the drugs are primarily dispensed as water decoction or ethanolic extract. Fresh plant parts, juice or crude powder is a rarity rather than a rule. Thus, medicinal plant parts should be authentic and free from. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. The worldwide survey reported that the diabetes is affecting nearly 10% of the population. Diabetes is likely to remain a significant threat to public health in the years to come.
Keywords: Herbal Medicines, Neutraceuticals, ethanolic extract, Diabetes.